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Sport Fighting Sweep

Hello, everyone!

This week on Waza Wednesday, we take a look at a classic sweep--which is called "o-soto-gari" (major outer reap) in judo, but can be found in many different fighting arts. Funakoshi Gichin, the founder of Shotokan, called it "byobu daoshi" (topple a folding screen), for example. In this video, we specifically look at it from a sport fighting perspective, both defensively and offensively.

Iain Abernethy
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Nice video. That you for sharing! There’s an interesting “combatives” variation at 13:00 in this old Finnish military training video. They go a little deeper, so it’s across the hip as opposed to the o-soto-gari demonstrated. Similar arm position on the entry though.  

All the best,